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Catalogue No: 9780193382374
Shop Product Code: 252095T
This Is The Day (SATB)

Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours

Department: Choral - Choral Mixed Voices

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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"This, of course, is "the anthem" composed by Rutter for the Royal Wedding last year. It's got Rutter's trademark lyrical melodies, chromatically downward-moving basslines and modulations to unexpected keys, eg from B flat to D major. The changes of mood put one in mind of Wesley's large-scale Victorian anthems: compare, for example, the 'Being born again' passage of Wesley's 'Blessed be the God and Father', with Rutter's 'The Lord Himself is my keeper'.

The anthem is bound to be well-received, imbued as it is with the patriotic wedding associations as well as being by one of Britain's favourite sacred composers."

Rating: 07/05/2012 By: Dr Karen E McAulay